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Synonyms for relative
ˈrɛl ə tɪvrel·a·tive

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. relativenoun


  2. relativeadjective

    Relevant; pertinent


  3. relativeadjective


  4. relativeadjective


  5. relativeadjective


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote

  1. relative

    referring to, not absolute


Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. relative, relationnoun

    a person related by blood or marriage

    "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"

    sexual relation, congener, intercourse, sexual intercourse, carnal knowledge, recounting, relation back, congenator, copulation, relation, telling, coitus, sex act, congeneric, congress, sexual congress, coition

    disproportionate, disproportional, implicit, absolute, unquestioning, infinite, living, direct

  2. relative, congener, congenator, congenericadjective

    an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)

    congeneric, relation, congenator, congener

    disproportionate, infinite, absolute, unquestioning, living, disproportional, direct, implicit

  3. relative, comparativeadjective

    estimated by comparison; not absolute or complete

    "a relative stranger"

    proportional, comparative

    absolute, living, unquestioning, direct, infinite, implicit, disproportional, disproportionate

  4. proportional, relativeadjective

    properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to'

    "the punishment ought to be proportional to the crime"; "earnings relative to production"

    proportional, comparative

    disproportional, living, disproportionate, direct, implicit, unquestioning, infinite, absolute

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. relativeadjective

    referring (to something else), not absolute

  2. relativenoun

    relation, kinsman, connection

  3. relativenoun

    (Gram.) relative pronoun

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. relativeadjective

    relating, referring, respecting, pertaining, particular, definite, specific, pertinent

  2. relativenoun

    relation, kinsman, kinswoman, connection, cognate, agnate

    Associated words:
    nepotism, nepotic, nepotist

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  1. Louis D. Brandeis:

    Nearly all legislation involves a weighing of public needs as against private desires and likewise a weighing of relative social values.

  2. Greg Peters:

    We are in this slow-growth world, The U.S. looks solid relative to everyone else, but the global construct is slowing. That serves as a cap for growth here in the U.S. and inflation is the same story. If anything, the bias is for disinflation and deflation instead of inflation.

  3. Virendra Chauhan:

    Inventories remain very, very high relative to the previous year and relative to the five-year norm.

  4. Holly Parker:

    In the background, there's this assumption that good things are more likely to happen to us relative to other people and that bad things are less likely to happen to us relative to other people, we may not think that we won't get the virus, but we may be more motivated from a self-protected perspective that it's not going to happen to us.

  5. Philippe Bodereau:

    The banking sector's strong and improving credit fundamentals and the compelling absolute and relative valuations of bank hybrids should result in attractive long-term total returns for our clients, this strategy offers potentially higher risk-adjusted returns than equities and high-yield debt by capitalizing on opportunities created by relative value dislocations in the U.S. and in Europe.

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